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    The John Murray Show Tuesday 24 June 2014


    The John Murray Show

    A lively mix of entertainment, human interest and lifestyle, presented by John Murray.


    Actor Jason Durr & Hercule Poirot

    Our listeners may of course may remember John's next guest, actor Jason Durr who played PC Mike Bradley in the tv series Heartbeat for many years. Jason is here in Dublin to play the star role as the famous Belgian detective Herucle Poirot in 'Black Coffee', at the Bord Gais Theatre in Dublin.

    ‘Black Coffee’ runs at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre from  June 23 to June 28. Booking at Ticketmaster, from the theatre on 01 677 7770 or via


    Environment the Musical

    Andrew Lloyd Weber has proved that you can write a successful musical based on all sorts of subjects, cats included, but my next guest has decided to write a musical based on environmental concerns. Her name is Annette McNelis, she's from Buncrana in Donegal & she joins us from the BBC Radio Foyle studio.


    World Cup Supports Club

    This morning joining John on the line are our football fans, for the Netherlands, Eithne Molloy & for Chile, Shane Kearney for their reaction to their teams in the world cup so far. John also speaks to possibly the first user of vanishing spray in Ireland, referee Bryan O'Kane.


    Inspiration for a song

    A few months ago John spoke to Garth Brooks as he announced his summer series of concerts at Croke Park. John's next guest Valerie Bowe, tells us how that interview inspired her to write a song.

    “John Murray Show / Saturday Night Show Emerging Music Competition"


    1. Talent must be emerging rather than established. Open to those who have not received considerable air-play and/or exposure. Entrants must also normally be resident in the 32 counties.

    2. It is open to all musical genres like punk, pop, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, country, electronic, compositional etc.

    3. A backline and sound engineer will be provided by the Saturday Night Show on the night of the winning performance, May 30, but the winning act will provide their own instruments and drum kit. The winning act will look after their own expenses on the night of the Saturday Night Show performance.

    4. The act must be available to perform on the John Murray Show on Friday, May 29th and on the Saturday Night Show on Saturday, May 30th. 


    5. How do I enter? 
    All entries are by email only and should be sent to  

    6. What should my entry include?
    Your email should include a short description (maximum 100 words) of the musician or band, a contact mobile phone number and ONE audio file attachment. The audio filename should contain the band/musician name and composition title. The entry should also include a photo of act of approximately 1Mb. 

    Only original work will be considered – no covers or samples. Due to a high volume of entries we cannot give individual feedback on music received.

    7. Which type audio files should I send? 
    Audio files must be sent in high-quality audio, preferably stereo and of as high a production standard as possible as this track is what will be played on the John Murray Show on RTE Radio One. MP3 (192kbps or higher) files only will be accepted. No other file types should be entered as they will not be accepted. Tracks should be no longer than 3’30” in duration.

    8. Can I enter more than once? 
    No. One entry is sufficient.

    9. Deadline for submission? 
    Get your music in ASAP.  Deadline for submissions is 12 noon, Friday, May 8th.

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